“I want something different”, Maria Beatriz said when we first spoke. “I like emotion and spontaneity, but most wedding photographers are looking for the “normal” shot and I like the non-obvious, but obviously pretty”.
And so our Brazilian adventure began. I am still in owe of the leap of faith Maria Beatriz took, bringing her wedding photographers 10.000 km across the world and trusting us to give her something special and capture the real vibes of the day.
Maria and Christian returned home to Rio for their gorgeous tropical spring wedding. They brought their friends from all over the world to witness the celebration of their love, so they welcomed them the night before at a relaxed rooftop party above Ipanema beach.
The wedding day started quietly, with Maria getting ready at her grandmother’s house, surrounded by her close family, while the planners worked tirelessly preparing the garden for the great party to come. Meanwhile, Christian chilled with his brother, who stood by him throughout the day and helped him overcome his very strong emotions.
When he saw his bride to be entering the church with her father, his eyes filled with tears. It was a very touching service at the impressive colonial church on the hilltop of the charming neighborhood of Glória. A few drops of rain could not take away from the magic of the moment, however this meant we all headed straight to the party.
And what a party it was! It was a night to remember, filled with great music, crazy dancing, sensual embraces and laughter and joy all the way through. Adriana Percussi made it look gorgeous and Maria, Christian and their friends made it feel hot and lively, in true Brazilian style.
This was one of the largest weddings we documented so far, it was like a dream and we are happy to have been there for this open, honest, heartfelt celebration of love in Rio de Janeiro. Yet the surprise and biggest joy for us came when we received Maria’s feedback on the photos:
“Wow Vlad! I have no words! Truly incredible!! If I had something to say is that you are truly the best wedding photographer I know! It just made me want to marry all over again. It’s amazing! Thank you so so much!”
Thank you, Maria and Christian, for your trust and beautiful spirit. We wish you all the happiness and many more wonderful moments with your lovely family and great friends!